I have a Schwinn Searcher Sport 2011 Hybrid Bike, with a damaged seat post.

Thus, I require a 26.8mm seat post with suspension. In India, I have searched, but I am not able to find a suitable seat post.

How can I obtain a suitable seat post?

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    – andy256
    Sep 10, 2015 at 8:16
  • You can sometimes get away with using a smaller post and a shim. Sep 10, 2015 at 12:25
  • Seatpost sizes are well standardized -- that is to say, there are about 20 different "standards". There are a few odd sizes that are quite hard to find. Oct 10, 2015 at 12:06

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I would suggest any site like Amazon, EBay, or craigslist even. I just skimmed through and Amazon, as well as EBay have a good assortment of seat posts in that size.

If you want an actual bike shop website, try using Wiggle. It is something of a surplus store, so they have a pretty decent selection at decent prices.

Your seat post size seems to be fairly common, so I don't think you should have any problems finding something that works for you.


A fast look at bikecomponents. Look at the SUSPENSION SEATPOST section.


Or you can go smaller and shim it up with aluminum cans.

EDIT: I removed the suggestion to get a 27.2 and remove .2 mm of material.

  • I'd not recommend removing metal from a structural item like a seat post. Seems to be asking for problems. Plus its incredibly hard to keep it round.
    – Criggie
    Nov 12, 2015 at 9:35

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